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Posts published in October 2023

Foundational Debate Freedom and Prosperity Party Part 3

[Editor: Publius Valerius has sent us Part III of his, her, their, or its proposals for a new party.  (“Its”?  Under modern conditions, the possibility that Publius Valerius is an Artificial Intelligence cannot be completely ruled out.)] To deal with the people who are not welcome, since there is a general tendency of small political parties to attract to their…

Foundational Debate — Toward a New Party Part 2

Toward an Organizing Committee for a New Freedom-Aligned Party by Publius Valerius [Editor: We are in receipt of a new statement by Publius Valerius.  His, her, or their opinions are his, her, or theirs.] The responses to my previous post raised a variety of questions that are meritorious for further discussion. Publius Valerius Publicola was a Roman patriot of the…

Libertarian Party of Alabama Fined $2400

The LPAL successfully had its civil penalties reduced by an appeal from $10,270.74 to $2400. The issue was violations of the state Fair Campaigns Practices Act, requiring campaign filings during the last election year. The reduction in the penalties was recommended by the Alabama Secretary of State’s General Counsel. According to the LPAL Attorney, LPAL gained a new Treasurer, who…

Free State Board Removes Kauffman

The Free State Project Board has voted by 5-1 to remove Jeremy Kauffman from the Free State Project Board. The charge was that Kauffman refused to stop retweeting items from an account that the board felt was racist. Kauffman had been in charge of FSP communications, including the group’s Twitter/X accounts. The ouster has received local press coverage, for example…

Foundational Debate — Toward a New Party Part 1

Toward an Organizing Committee for a New Freedom-Aligned Party by Publius Valerius Surveys have shown roughly equal division between people who think that libertarians should abandon the Libertarian party and tried to take over the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, people who think that libertarians should try to cover their party from the current controllers, people who think that…